2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-13-116. Corporal punishment prohibited on certain students.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-13-116 (2018)

A. School district personnel shall be prohibited from using corporal punishment on students identified with the most significant cognitive disabilities according to criteria established by the State Department of Education unless addressed in an annual individualized education program (IEP) developed in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

B. A waiver to the provisions of subsection A of this section shall be granted if the parent or legal guardian of a student provides written consent.

C. As used in this section, "corporal punishment" means the deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping or any other physical force used as a means of discipline.

Added by Laws 2017, c. 222, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2017.

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